Mendelssohn and Adès: Heras-Casado conducts A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pablo Heras-Casado’s project continues with a nod to Mendelssohn and Thomas Adès’s Shakespearean bent. Each composer’s oeuvre has betrayed him as a devoted Shakespearean: Mendelssohn’s bewitching incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream ranks among the Romantic era’s quintessential works, while Adès’s gripping and masterful operatic setting of The Tempest has quickly become an indispensable modern classic. The program concludes with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus in a rarely heard gem: Mendelssohn’s dramatic setting of Goethe’s hallucinatory vision of the witches’ Sabbath, Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night).

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Conductor/Performers

Pablo Heras-Casado

conductor

Audrey Luna

soprano

Isabel Leonard

mezzo-soprano

Charlotte Hellekant

mezzo-soprano

Alek Shrader

tenor

Rod Gilfry

baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

Ragnar Bohlin

director

Program

Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.


Podcasts

Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Heras-Casado on His Philosophy of Rehearsal

Thomas Adès wins a Gramophone Award for The Tempest

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